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“Fun, Informative tour”

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
Ranked #1 of 4 Tours in Silverton
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Reviewed October 1, 2012

Visited recently with my family. We all enjoyed the tour, not too long, not too short . Informative and interesting, I would recommend for any age group. The gentleman who conducted the tour actually worked in the mine.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

Fun and informative both. You ride the mine ore-carts (on rails) into the mountain. This was a working mine not so terribly long ago and the mine tunnels are very extensive. You will see less than one tenth of the mine, but that is enough.

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, being a former miner himself. Lots of information, lots of questions and answers. What a dangerous occupation mining was -- and is. The price of admission is very fair for the tour you get.

Two warnings: first, they will give you a helmet. You REALLY need that helmet in these low mine tunnels. Second, the temperature inside the mine is a year-round constant number which is somewhere between 40 and 45 degrees Fahrenheit -- be prepared for the cold.

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Reviewed September 17, 2012

What an interesting and unique activity to do while in Silverton. Although I am not sure how I feel about large scale mining of the San Juan's. I loved the history, the really amazing experience of literally being inside a mountain, the tour guide was fun and knowledgable & riding in the mine cart is fun! Just watch out for Tommyknockers!

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Reviewed September 16, 2012

This is a lot of fun, especially if there are kids in your tour group.

You ride a tram deep into Galena Mountain, then your guide takes you around demonstrating various equipment and telling you about the history of the mine and mining in general.

We had seen much about mining in local museums, but our guide really brought it to life. Fortunately, there were some kids of various ages on our tour and our guide got them involved in demonstrations. That really made it fun for everyone. Our guide had a great sense of humor.

We recommend doing this. It is only about an hour and worth the time and low cost.

2  Thank Jim M
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband and I saw a brochure for this tour while exploring Durango and Silverton, Colorado. This mine is not currently in operation. This one hour tour is led by miners who used to work there, so you get a real perspective on the daily workings underground. You ride a train about a third of a mile into the mine and then walk to various parts of the mine, where the miners give an historical and interesting tour of the mine and show and demonstrate equipment used in mining the gold. This is an easy, flat walk. Rainslickers and hard hats are furnished.

1  Thank Joanne125
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